Hi all I'm new here and Id just like to hear anyone's opinion on my current medication:
I've been given a tentative diagnosis of fibromyalgia and am still in a process of trial and error with medication.
I'm currently taking *Deep Breath*
600mg gabapentin 3xDay
Max paracetamol 4xDay
Max ibruprofen 3xDay
20mg baclofen 3xDay
100mg tramadol 4xDay
60mg Duloxetine 2xDay
10mg nortryptaline at night
I'm still not pain free and when I get an episode of more severe pain I'm in total agony. I use all the usual warm baths, relaxation, hot water bottle, attempts at exercise etc but finding a balance is proving very difficult. And I take all meds all the time so don't have anything to top up on. I did have diazepam previously before a lot of the above were prescribed which were perfect but I can't seem to get them prescribed and im lectured every time I request about how they shouldn't be given long term as they are addictive.
My GP has seemed seemed quite content upping doses and adding more and more meds to the list. But I think now I'm on max everything and she's come to the end of what I can be given. Im not sure how strong an opiate I might be given or can realistically ask for - I guess I'm curious to what others are taking. I'm not back at pain clinic until June but I'm seeing a clinical psychologist and physiotherapist in April to look at chronic pain management course but I don't know what to expect from that.
Any insight into my meds and any suggestions for swaps or changes greatly received. I now have no clue which medications help and which ones don't now but I dare not give any up for fear of serious lapse! I'm not feeling high/drowsy/sickly on these meds the only problem I have is grogginess from nortryptaline. I have to keep telling the doctor that I'm not trying to get stronger or more medication to abuse them Id just like to be pain free!
I've had all relevant referrals I think and researched as best I can and looked at all sorts of websites but I can see the best resource is other people with fibro, I know pain relief is individual but after months of experimenting my pain isn't controlled.
Any comments positive or negative greatly received